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Creating advocates
The 5 big C’s that will create advocates for you
by Tony Vidler        If you want to move clients up the loyalty ladder and create advocates for your business there are 5 critical areas that you have to demonstrate, and the clients have to believe, before the business relationship will bloom to full advocacy.   In this quick tips video we discuss these 5 […]
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Building A Systematic Referrals Business
by Tony Vidler        Building a successful advisory business requires building a systematic referrals process. Key words there are “systematic” and “process”.   In the absence of a strong system referrals will simply be received on an ad hoc basis, drifting in whenever a particular customer is especially motivated to do so, or when an […]
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How to work in tandem with other professionals
by Tony Vidler        Working in tandem with the clients other professionals such as their accountant and lawyer is the objective of most financial professionals.  Yet, the challenge is often not the client, but the other professionals in making this a reality.   We need to be able to show the other professionals who work […]
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10 Steps To Programming Referrals From Clients
by Tony Vidler        Getting referrals from clients is usually a very hit & miss thing for advisers…IF they remember to put the issue on the table at all.  Largely this is an issue created by not being systematic about obtaining leads from our satisfied customers.   Part of the reason for not being systematic […]
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Get More Referrals With Repetition
by Tony Vidler        Getting more referrals is a bit of a Holy Grail for most advisers.  Referrals are gold and we all know that, yet it seems so hard for so many professionals to create consistent and constant referral business.  We know that referrals remain the most powerful marketing despite the plethora of advertising and […]
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Does Face-to-Face Time Fuel Referrals Really?
by Tony Vidler        Virtual meetings are efficient, but if there is one thing that can help any professional fuel referrals it is face-to-face time with clients and influencers.   Actual getting-together-with those other humans more often tends to lead to better or deeper relationships, and more opportunities to be positioned for referrals and recommendations. […]
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Make Your Testimonials Resonate With Prospects
by Tony Vidler        Testimonials are great marketing, but they are losing their effectiveness a little if you still do them conventionally.  All is not lost with testimonials however, as one small change CAN make them resonate with your target audience a little better.   Consumers are not silly and they know we are never […]
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Appealing To An Influencers Self Interest For Common Good
by Tony Vidler        Advisers should not overlook the potential to generate more interest with influencers in referring clients by appealing to their self interest.   I am talking about their self-interest in the context of helping them keep their clients in business – not from the perspective of tryin g to simply make more […]
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How much TIME do super-successful advisers spend on marketing?
by Tony Vidler        How much an adviser should spend on marketing is a perennial question with an expectation that there is a definitive $ or % answer.   There isn’t.  So the better question is how much time should an adviser spend on marketing.   We know that time is money.  We know that […]
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Creating Equitable Referral Alliances
by Tony Vidler        For referral alliances to be sustainable both parties must feel that the alliance is equitable.  If one party keeps getting more out of it than the other, is that alliance likely to last long term?   One party at some point is going to feel that the relationship is rather one-sided […]
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